If you like to think of Natalie Portman as the typical (if slightly better looking than average) Jewish woman, you’re not alone. It appears Hollywood does, too. Gracing the cover of Marie Claire’s November issue, the “Thor” star told the mag that the industry tries to typecast her. Here’s a passage from the interview: “Like,… More ▸
Esquire magazine has named Scarlett Johansson the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2013. The 28-year-old “Don Jon” star is the only person to earn the title twice, having first scored the crown back in 2006. A couple of other related “seconds”: Johansson, who in the seven years since her first win has married and divorced Ryan… More ▸
Apparently lots and lots of sex isn’t the most potentially offensive thing about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s latest film “Don Jon.” The Italian American One Voice Coalition has accused the Jewish actor/director of promoting “racist stereotypes” in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Here we go again with the same shop-worn, racist stereotypes of Italian Americans… More ▸
After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis blew a shofar in a VMA promo video, we were hopeful last night’s event would be full of fantastic Jewish moments. Not so much, unfortunately, but here’s what we managed to scrape together. The awards ceremony took place in the Barclays Center, which is in Brooklyn, which is, last time we… More ▸
Lately there’s been some buzz about a few interesting Jewish stars (possibly) lined up for some interesting films. Here, the low-down on where you might next see some of your favorite actors. * In what seemed like about five seconds after everyone you knew had read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” the news hit that Reese… More ▸
by Uri Fintzy
Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.
Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸
Even though she told Elle last month she never thinks about marriage, Scarlett Johansson was spotted wandering the East Village over the holiday weekend with what appeared to be a gigantic engagement ring on her finger, according to the Daily News. Alongside french journalist boyfriend Romain Dauriac, photographers snapped a photo of a pear-shaped diamond ring, which has… More ▸
By JTA Staff
Drake wins his first Grammy on his 10th try, fun. and its Jewish lead singer Jack Antonoff take two Grammys, Mayim Bialik’s 4-year-old son is weaned at last and a Jewish version of “Downton Abbey” is in the offing. More ▸
A second inquest into the death of Jewish musician Amy Winehouse confirms that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, Natalie Portman reportedly offers the best bang for the buck in box office returns and Israeli model Bar Refaeli will be pitching GoDaddy in a Super Bowl ad with race car driver Danica Patrick. More ▸
We all had that dream when we were kids — we’re interviewed on a talk show, then the weatherman gets sick, and we are called to save the day and deliver the weather report instead. It’s not just me, right? Right?? Well, the lovely Scarlett Johansson was lucky enough to fill in for TODAY’s Al… More ▸